ZTE, a telcom giant found guilty of selling U.S. goods to Iran in violation of sanctions, will duck Commerce Department penalties that bar U.S. companies from doing business with it.
Wonkblog
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The most surprising thing about President Trump breaking the unwritten rule against presidents criticizing the Federal Reserve might be that it’s taken him this long to do it.
“It’s late in the week, it’s summer days, and people are just fatigued on a long week of headlines, whether it was Russia, tariffs and now the Fed,” said an investment manager.
Under pressure from their users and investors, Apple and Google are working on tools that let us monitor how we use our phones. (iStock)
Under pressure from their users and investors, Apple and Google are working on tools that let us monitor how we use our phones. (iStock)
The Switch
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My diet of the summer was an extreme smartphone cleanse. And yes, strict time limits did not work.
The company said it suspended a longtime partner that had used data from Facebook and other social networks to assist governments -- including Russia, Turkey, and the U.S. -- in monitoring public sentiment.
Perspective
The worse a charismatic leader acts, the more fiercely his fans defend him, say experts who study the psychological dynamics of “followership.”
Perspective
It has become axiomatic that inequality is the United States’ leading social problem, but what if inequality is the wrong metric.
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Organizers want to play matchmaker between public-sector jobs and upcoming graduates. (Eamon Queeney for The Washington Post)
Organizers want to play matchmaker between public-sector jobs and upcoming graduates. (Eamon Queeney for The Washington Post)
These start-ups aim to jump-start a generation of leaders in state and local governments, which have suffered from cutbacks in entry-level jobs, reduced training budgets and the perception that they are bureaucratic places to work.
Analysis
The designs were supposed to get people to interact more. One study shows that workers have found new ways to avoid each other.

Found guilty of violating Iran sanctions, the company will get to duck tough Commerce Dept. penalties.

These start-ups want to recruit new college graduates for two-year fellowships in state and local government.

Facebook said Friday it suspended a longtime partner that had used data from Facebook and other social networks to assist governments in monitoring public sentiment, a more cautious approach in the wake of a data privacy scandal.

The largest collection of Russian disinformation tweets reveals a strange surge on Oct. 6, the day before Wikileaks first released the emails stolen from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. This has fueled a mystery: What were the trolls up to? And why did they target mainly left-wing Twitter users?

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What if inequality is the wrong yardstick?

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The president’s raise-the-stakes approach could result in an open-ended trade war with the world’s largest economy, some lawmakers fear.

Corporate leaders are failing to explain to their employees why having women in leadership positions is good for a company’s bottom line, according to a study. This could cause employees to tune out of corporate diversity efforts.

The most surprising thing about President Trump breaking the unwritten rule against presidents criticizing the Federal Reserve might be that it’s taken him this long to do it.

For the second day in a row, the president broke with norms by weighing in on the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates.

President Trump told CNBC he’s “not thrilled” the U.S. central bank under Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is continuing to raise interest rates, suggesting they may undercut his efforts to grow the economy. “I don’t like all of this work that we’re putting into the economy and then I see rates going up,” he said.

The last judge rejected “fundamental principles of economics”.

“What was done was not fair, just or right in most cases," lawmakers say.

Thousands of artificial intelligence experts are calling on governments to take preemptive action before it’s too late.

The news ends at least one chapter of the rivalry between Comcast and Disney, two megaliths that had been fighting over Fox assets.

Analysts say the company can use the moment to show of styles beyond the iconic clog.

Dispute comes amid controversy over President Trump’s meeting with Russia’s Putin.

The 30-year fixed-rate average continues to hover around 4.5 percent. It was 4.52 percent this week.

Democrats have called Kathy Kraninger unqualified to lead the watchdog agency.

“Hiring deaf people or people with disability should not be viewed as a charity but as a way to improve a corporation’s reach across different segments of the market," said Howard Rosenblum, chief executive of the National Association of the Deaf.

The president has been pushing pharmaceutical companies to roll back planned price hikes for their products.

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